As I sit here blogging I am in pain. Woke up early this morning excited to go on a picture run at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Got dressed and was at the east end of the estuary by 7:00am.
The east end of the estuary borders the Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach which is a United States Navy facility for helicopters. It was still early so not of the helicopters were out doing drills or taking off.
I haven’t been to this area for quite some time and thought since it is Spring that it would be the perfect time to take all of you on a picture tour because it’s this time of year when all you can see is miles and miles yellow and white wild daisy’s. I was disappointed to find very few wild flowers growing not even 1 percent of what has been there in years prior.
I did find out that most of the paths have been improved the dirt paths were groomed with decomposed granite. I was a beautiful morning and I was out happy to be running. My intention was to run 8 miles today but at about .75 miles into the run I turned to look behind me and felt my lower back go out; sharp pain shot through me and brought me to a halt. Once I was done wincing and tried to run I got about 50 yards and had to limp until I could run another 50 yards, then limp a bit and run again, this repeated its self over and over until I did 2.34miles/3.76Km in 23:19 minutes with a avg pace of 9:58/mile not being able to do anyone I limped back to my car defeated. I did manage some pictures so please enjoy my limited run. I will go back and run the full estuary once my back has recovered.